RSS Feed for torture https://solvonauts.org/%3Faction%3Drss_search%26term%3Dtorture RSS Feed for torture Evidence about torture in the UK asylum system Public Seminar Series Trinity term 2013 Seminar by Dr Toby Kelly University of Edinburgh recorded on 15 May 2013 at the Oxford Department of International Development University of Oxford This presentation examined some of the difficulties involved in the production and assessment of evidence about torture in the British asylum system Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://www.forcedmigration.org/podcasts/audio/pss-toby-kelly-150513.mp3 http://www.forcedmigration.org/podcasts/audio/pss-toby-kelly-150513.mp3 Does War Have a Meaning? Professor Michael Boylan Marymount gives a talk for the Ethics Law and Armed Conflict Changing Character of War Seminar Series Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/politics/elac/2011-11-08-elac-boylan.mp3 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/politics/elac/2011-11-08-elac-boylan.mp3 The Shadow of the ICC: Positive Complementarity and the Situation in Kenya Professor Chandra Sriram SOAS gives a talk for the Ethics Law and Armed Conflict Changing Character of War Seminar Series Introduced by Jennifer Welsh Oxford Wales http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 2 0 uk http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/politics/elac/2011-10-25-elac-sriram.mp3 http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/politics/elac/2011-10-25-elac-sriram.mp3 CMS.840 At the Limit: Violence in Contemporary Representation (MIT) CMS.840 At the Limit: Violence in Contemporary Representation (MIT) This course focuses on novels and films from the last twenty five years nominally 1985 2010 marked by their relationship to extreme violence and transgression Our texts will focus on serial killers torture rape and brutality but they also explore notions of American history gender and sexuality and reality television sometimes they delve into love or time or the redemptive role of art in late modernity Our works are a motley assortment with origins in the U S France Spain Belgium Austria Japan and South Korea The broad global era marked by this period is one of acceleration fragmentation and late capitalism however we will also consider national specificities of violent representation including particulars like the history of racism in the United States This course focuses on novels and films from the last twenty five years nominally 1985 2010 marked by their relationship to extreme violence and transgression Our texts will focus on serial killers torture rape and brutality but they also explore notions of American history gender and sexuality and reality television sometimes they delve into love or time or the redemptive role of art in late modernity Our works are a motley assortment with origins in the U S France Spain Belgium Austria Japan and South Korea The broad global era marked by this period is one of acceleration fragmentation and late capitalism however we will also consider national specificities of violent representation including particulars like the history of racism in the United States http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies-writing/cms-840-at-the-limit-violence-in-contemporary-representation-fall-2013 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies-writing/cms-840-at-the-limit-violence-in-contemporary-representation-fall-2013 State crime This module seeks to explore the definition and nature of state crime in criminological and political discourse It aims to develop a critical understanding of the nature of the state and the scale and type of crimes committed by state agents and agencies A range of state crimes will be explored in both the domestic and international spheres Terrorism for example while commonly deployed to describe acts of violence directed against states is also deployed by states themselves against target populations Other topics include genocide torture natural disasters political corruption criminal policing death while in detention war crimes state corporate deviance and state crimes against asylum seekers and refugees The module will explore forms of state crime as techniques of http://dspace.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/10949/2845 http://dspace.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/10949/2845 The Growing Interest in Spiritualism during and after WW1 ‘A solace to a tortured world…’ - The Growing Interest in Spiritualism during and after WW1 In the 21st century how many of us believe in ghosts Is commune with the dead now confined to the pages of teenage fiction and mass market horror Or could we as a society once more turn to spiritualism in Continue reading http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk/body-and-mind/a-solace-to-a-tortured-world-the-growing-interest-in-spiritualism-during-and-after-ww1/ http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk/body-and-mind/a-solace-to-a-tortured-world-the-growing-interest-in-spiritualism-during-and-after-ww1/ The Crawlers From Street Life in London 1877 by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith But old age and want of proper food and rest reduces them to a lethargic condition which can scarcely be preferable to death itself It will be noticed that they are constantly dozing and yet are never really asleep Some of them are unable to lie down for days They sit on the hard stone step of the workhouse their heads reclining on the door and here by old custom they are left undisturbed Indeed the policeman of this beat displays I am told much commiseration for these poor refugees and in no way molests them When it rains the door offers a little shelter if the wind is in a favourable direction but as a rule the women are soon drenched and consequently experience all the tortures of ague and rheumatism in addition to their other ailments Under such circumstances sound sleep is an unknown luxury hence that drowsiness from which they are never thoroughly exempt This peculiarity has earned them the nick name of dosses derived from the verb to doze by which they are sometimes recognized The crawlers may truly be described as persons who sleep with one eye open For the full story and other photographs and commentaries follow this link and click through to the PDF file at the bottom of the description archives lse ac uk Record aspx src CalmView Catalog i https://www.flickr.com/photos/lselibrary/6875418204/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/lselibrary/6875418204/ CMS.840 At the Limit: Violence in Contemporary Representation (MIT) This course focuses on novels and films from the last twenty five years nominally 1985 2010 marked by their relationship to extreme violence and transgression Our texts will focus on serial killers torture rape and brutality but they also explore notions of American history gender and sexuality and reality television sometimes they delve into love or time or the redemptive role of art in late modernity Our works are a motley assortment with origins in the U S France Spain Belgium Austria Japan and South Korea The broad global era marked by this period is one of acceleration fragmentation and late capitalism however we will also consider national specificities of violent representation including particulars like the history of racism in the United States https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies-writing/cms-840-at-the-limit-violence-in-contemporary-representation-fall-2013 https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies-writing/cms-840-at-the-limit-violence-in-contemporary-representation-fall-2013